Snorlax – II Review

Did I pick this record solely based on the band name? Yes, of course I did. Despite what the Pok√©dex might tell you, Snorlax is actually a one-man blackend/grind/death/doom band from Brisbane, Australia. Brendan Auld played, recorded, and mixed all instruments on II. He also handled most of the vocal duties, adding guest performances from … Continue reading Snorlax – II Review

Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review

It's weirdly satisfying when a band's name aligns perfectly with their sound. Blowtorch guitars and bass, pounding drums, and coarse, burly vocals comprise the Gothenburg, Sweden trio Firebreather. With an arsenal of molten riffs at the ready, the band unleashes stoner doom fury on their latest barnburner of an album Under A Blood Moon. The … Continue reading Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review

Netherbird – Into The Vast Uncharted Review

(releases September 27th) Metal often gets ridiculed for its excess of subgenre descriptors, but how else would you label a band like Netherbird? The Swedish band plays an eclectic brand of melodic blackened death metal. For their fifth album, Into The Vast Uncharted, the band has added former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson into the … Continue reading Netherbird – Into The Vast Uncharted Review